New chance to see "The Third Murder": Japanese detective returns to Falcon Club Cinema Boutique
Minsk has one more opportunity to see the most mysterious film of the April retrospective of Japanese cinematography "Twilight and Beauty". The director Hirokazu Kore-eda breaks the stereotypes of a classic detective: obvious things are doubted, and the truth appears to be unachievable. The beyond-the-detective-borders film "The third Murder" is broadcasted on 17 – 30 May in Falcon Club Cinema Boutique.
A shot from the "The third Murder"
An unprecedented murder. The criminal is arrested and taken to the court. A murder-robbery suspect Misumi served jail time for another murder 30 years ago and is under the risk of death penalty now. Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defense. Despite Misumi freely admits his guilt, Shigemori tries to find some mitigating circumstances. As he digs deeper into the case, the more contradictions arise in it. The testimonies of the victim's wife and daughter are full of understatements, while Misumi’s words make Shigemori feel some mysterious sympathy towards hid defendant. Little by little, Shigemori begins to think that his client is not a murderer at all…
The legal psychological thriller "The third Murder" is a new work of the Japanese film director Hirokazu Kore-eda. It was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival, and was also a 4-time nominee at the 12th Asian Film Awards. The director got his success right after his debut picture "Maborosi" – the film got five awards at different film festivals and many Japan Academy Prizes.
The leading roles of the crime drama are performed by famous Japanese actors. The suspect Misumi is performed by Kōji Yakusho, who also starred in "Memoirs of a Geisha", "Babel" and "Silk". For his role in "Babel", he was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award (Best Cast). The lawyer Shigemori is performed by Masaharu Fukuyama. The actor became famous due to the film "Like Father, Like Son", nominated for the Palme d'Or and the Jury Prize winner at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
"Everything that is obvious and straightforward in the first scene is cast into doubt by the end of the film, posing serious questions about the judicial system and the concept of judging another human being" (The Hollywood Reporter). "The Japanese auteur’s striking film centres on a murder trial, and turns convention on its head to create a captivating and unknowable puzzle" (Guardian). "Those who have come to love Hirokazu Kore-eda for his flair for quiet, homely pleasures may find The Third Murder a tad surprising" (Cinema Scope).